NM U Visa PowerPoint Presentation 7.19.21 [pdf]

Immigrant victims of crime are often reluctant to call police for help. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are further challenged to participate in investigations and prosecutions where they experience immigration-related abuse and threats of deportation. This workshop will explain the intention behind the creation of the U Visa and detail the requirements of any application for immigration relief through the U Visa program. Presenters will provide strategies to improving victim participation by enhancing safety and security while minimizing barriers, fears, and misconceptions. The workshop will provide participants with access to toolkits, tools, and resources on the U Visa as well as other forms of immigration relief available to crime victims, as well as to the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project web library, online webinars, and technical assistance.